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Document: Study finds link between climate, precipitation & cancer

December 2, 2019
A first-of-its-kind peer-reviewed study is providing “conclusive evidence” of a statistical relationship between the rates of cancer in the United States and the amount of precipitation and climate type, with colder, wetter climates having higher cancer rates. The Dec. 2 study , “Precipitation and Climate Zone Explains the Geographical Disparity in the Invasive Cancer Incidence Rates in the United States,” establishes a link between higher cancer rates in counties with colder climates and higher precipitation. Authored by Vishal Shah, Randall...


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